Adele has confirmed she has co-written and performed the theme to the upcoming James Bond movie “Skyfall,” reports the Associated Press.
“There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song,” she is quoted as saying. “But I fell in love with the script. … It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done which made it exciting.”
The song was written by Adele and Paul Hepworth, who co-wrote her hit “Rolling in the Deep.” It was recorded at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios, according to the AP.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter today posted a picture on her Twitter feed (@OfficialAdele) of what appears to be the sheet music cover page for the song, credited to her — as A. Adkins — and Hepworth. Rumors have swirled for months that the British songstress had recorded the theme, but there had been no official announcement from producers until today.
She also tweeted that the song will be available on Friday at www.adele.tv, where the countdown is on.
According to the AP, the theme song’s release will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of “Dr. No,” the first Bond movie. The track is available for pre-order at iTunes starting today.
“Skyfall,” Daniel Craig’s third Bond adventure, opens in Britain Oct. 26 and in the U.S. Nov. 9. The cast also includes Javier Bardem, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.
The theme to the last Bond film, “Quantum of Solace,” was performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys.